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This incredible ring features an out of this world talon of cultured Opal, with sparkling flecks of green, peach, yellow, and pink, depending upon the light it is exposed to, with a backdrop of icy blue-white. It's set in a Fine Silver bezel with a twist rope border. Shank is our iconic and sturdy Sterling Silver scalloped wide band, adorned with impressions created with a Navajo-crafted stamp. Bold, yet comfortable, contouring to the shape of your finger. Ring has been given an oxidized patina and a mirror polish to highlight stampwork. Inner shank is stamped with artist's initials and 925, to indicate Sterling Silver purity. Ring is comprised entirely of solid Sterling and Fine Silver. A one of a kind collector's piece.
(Photos do not do these stones justice. Photos have been taken under natural sunlight as well as white LED light. Colorplay will vary depending upon the light the stone is exposed to, as all coloration is a result of natural light refraction (not dyes.) Please refer to "Stone Info" section for more information.)
Ice Queen, Opal Dagger Ring | Size 8-8.25 FIT
This ring best fits a size 8-8.25 finger, accounting for the fit of the wide band. (Actual size is larger.)
Ring measures ~41mm long.
This piece is one of a kind and ready to ship! Tracking will be provided via email upon shipment.
This ring was created with an exceptionally beautiful cabochon of cultured Opal, aka "Sterling Opal" or "Monarch Opal." Unlike simulated or synthetic Opals, these cultured Opals are compositionally identical to mined Opals, and have the GIA reports to prove it. They are the same chemically, optically, and physically as their mined counterparts, but have been grown in an Arizona laboratory over the course of 4-6 years and were then cut and polished into cabochons by an expert lapidary artist. (A cultured Pearl is a good reference point for those unfamiliar with the term.)
Cultured Opals offer the color-play and light refraction of mined Opals, without the use of any of the dyes used in simulated Opals. The myriad of intense coloration seen in this stone is the result of Bragg diffraction of visible light, as occurs in mined Opal. Furthermore, because the culturing process mimics the way Opals form in nature, each piece of cultured Opal has a diversity of color and variation depending upon the the angle and quality of the light it is exposed to. This process results in incredible variation, making each piece of cultured Opal totally unique.
I am pleased to be able to provide these gorgeous stones to you in my work, as I believe they provide all of the beauty and individuality of a mined Opal, with the benefit of a much more economical price point. I am committed to the use of only genuine stones in my work and the fact that the resulting stone is geologically identical to mined Opal, without the use of dyes or color enhancement whatsoever, was a crucial deciding factor in choosing to include them in my work. As always, quality is my top priority and after much research I believe these stones to be an asset to any jewelry collection.